Newcomers

May 11th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at American Michel Quinones as he makes his UFC debut against fellow American Jared Gordon at UFC 211 in Dallas, Texas.   Michel “El Capo” Quinones Hometown: Queens, New YorkAge: 32Height: 5-foot-10Reach: 71 inchesWeight Class: FeatherweightCamp:…

April 29th, 2017
Jay Primetown

World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo sent out a surprise tweet on Thursday saying, “Wishing @Justin_Gaethje all the best fighting for @UFC & excited to crown a new $1 million Lightweight champion.” While the $1 million price tag to a tournament winner is noteworthy, the key takeaway from that tweet is the exodus of…

April 23rd, 2017
Gabe Killian

I sat down with New Jersey-based, Mark Henry-trained Dagestani featherweight Zabit Magomedsharipov in Buffalo, NY a couple weeks ago. “The One” owns a 12-1 pro MMA record and enjoys an eight-fight winning streak. He is the ACB featherweight champion and is currently in negotiations with the UFC, hoping to make his Octagon debut as early…

April 20th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at Belgian Cindy Dandois as she makes his UFC debut against veteran Alexis Davis at UFC Fight Night 108 in Nashville, Tennessee.  Cindy “The Battlecat” Dandois Hometown: Deurne, BelgiumAge: 32Height: 5-foot-7Reach: 62 inchesWeight Class: Women’s…

April 5th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at flyweight Magomed Bibulatov as he makes her UFC debut against the Philippines Jenel Lausa at UFC 210 in Buffalo, New York. Magomed Bibulatov Hometown: Grozny,  Russia Age: 28 Height: 5-foot-5 Reach: NA Weight Class:…

April 4th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at women’s strawweight Pearl Gonzalez as she makes her UFC debut against Cynthia Calvillo at UFC 210 in Buffalo, New York. Pearl Gonzalez Hometown: Chicago, Illinois Age: 30 Height: 5-foot-4 Reach: 69.5 inches Weight Class:…

March 29th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is always releasing fighters from their roster, but to balance things out, new fighters are consistently making their debuts from show to show. Look for MMAOddsBreaker’s Jay Primetown to cover these fighters in-depth in his Newcomer Breakdown series in the upcoming month. Let’s take a quick peak at the five newcomers…

March 15th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at the Czech Republic’s Lucie Pudilova as she makes her UFC debut against Lina Lansberg at UFC Fight Night 107 in London, England. Lucie “Bullet” Pudilova Hometown: Pribram, Czech Republic Age: 22 Height: 5-foot-11 Reach:…

March 9th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at Brazilian Davi Ramos as he makes his UFC debut against fellow Brazilian Sergio Moraes at UFC Fight Night 106 in Fortaleza, Brazil. Davi Ramos Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Age: 30 Height: 5-foot-8 Reach:…

March 8th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at Brazilian Paulo Henrique Costa as he makes his UFC debut against South African Garreth McLellan at UFC Fight Night 106 in Fortaleza, Brazil. Paulo Henrique Costa Hometown: Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil Age: 25…

March 4th, 2017
MMA OddsBreaker

We’ve been keeping busy this past week as UFC 209 draws close, so it’s only fair that you get a one-stop shop for all the articles we’ve posted for the event, which goes down today (Saturday, March 4, 2017) in Las Vegas, Nevada and features a welterweight title rematch between Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson. Without…

March 3rd, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at American Cynthia Calvillo as she makes her UFC debut against TUF 23 Finalist Amanda Cooper at UFC 209 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cynthia Calvillo Hometown: San Jose, California Age: 29 Height: 5-foot-4 Reach: NA…

March 3rd, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at American Daniel Spitz as he makes his UFC debut against Mark Godbeer at UFC 209 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Daniel Spitz Hometown: Spokane, Washington Age: 26 Height: 6-foot-7 Reach: NA Weight Class: Heavyweight Camp:…

March 2nd, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at American Andre Soukhamthath as he makes his UFC debut against Californian Albert Morales at UFC 209 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Andre “The Asian Sensation” Soukhamthath Hometown: Providence, Rhode Island Age: 28 Height: 5-foot-9 Reach:…

February 17th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at Canadian fighter Aiemann Zahabi as he makes his UFC debut against Brazilian Reginaldo Vieira at UFC Fight Night 105 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Aiemann Zahabi Hometown: Laval, Quebec, Canada Age: 29 Height: 5-foot-8…

February 16th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at Alaskan fighter Gina Mazany as she makes her UFC debut against former bantamweight title challenger Sara McMann at UFC Fight Night 105 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Gina “Danger” Mazany Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska Age:…

February 10th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at American Jarred Brooks as he opens the preliminary card against veteran Ian McCall at UFC 208 in Brooklyn, New York. Jarred “The Spider Monkey” Brooks Hometown: Warsaw, Indiana Age: 23 Height: 5’3” Reach: 63”…

February 9th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at American Justin Willis as he makes his UFC debut against Polish heavyweight Marcin Tybura at UFC 208 in Brooklyn, New York. Justin Willis Hometown: Age: 29 Height: 6’3” Reach: 82” Weight Class: Heavyweight Camp:…

February 3rd, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at Swiss light heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir as he makes his UFC debut against Ovince St. Preux at UFC Fight Night 104 in Houston, Texas. Volkan Oezdemir Hometown: Fribourg, Switzerland Age: 27 Height: 6’1” Reach: 76”…

February 3rd, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at highly touted prospect Ricardo Ramos as he makes his UFC debut against Michinori Tanaka at UFC Fight Night 104 in Houston, Texas. Ricardo “Carcacinha” Ramos Hometown: Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil Age: 21 Height: 5’9”…

February 1st, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at American Marcel Fortuna as he makes his UFC debut against fellow American Anthony Hamilton at UFC Fight Night 104 in Houston, Texas. Marcel “Maozinha” Fortuna Hometown: Tuburao, Santa Catarina, Brazil Age: 31 Height: 6’1”…

January 28th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at American Jordan Johnson as he makes his UFC debut against Brazilian Luis Henrique da Silva at UFC on Fox 23 in Denver, Colorado. Jordan Johnson Hometown: Richmond, Virginia Age: 28 Height: 6’2” Reach: 79”…

January 27th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at American welterweight Bobby Nash as he makes his UFC debut against China’s Li Jingliang at UFC on Fox 23 in Denver, Colorado. Bobby Nash Hometown: Clawson, Michigan Age: 26 Height: 6’0” Reach: 76” Weight…

January 27th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at American Jeremy Kimball as he makes his UFC debut against Brazilian Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC on Fox 23 in Denver, Colorado. Jeremy Kimball Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado Age: 25 Height: 6’0” Reach:…

January 25th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at flyweight Alexandre Pantoja as he makes his UFC debut against fellow flyweight debutant Eric Shelton at UFC on FOX 23 in Denver, Colorado. Alexandre Pantoja Hometown: Arraial do Cabo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Age:…

January 13th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at lightweight Devin Powell as he makes his UFC debut against fellow debutant Drakker Klose at UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix, Arizona. Devin Powell Hometown: South Berwick, Maine Age: 28 Height: 6’0” Reach: 74”…

December 29th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at welterweight Niko Price as he makes his UFC debut against Colorado’s Brandon Thatch at UFC 207 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Niko “The Hybrid” Price Hometown: Cape Coral, Florida Age: 27 Height: 6’0” Reach: Weight…

December 9th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look light heavyweight Saparbek Safarov as he makes his UFC debut against New York native Gian Villante at UFC Fight Night 102 in Albany, New York Saparbek Safarov Hometown: Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia Age: 30 Height: 6’1”…

December 9th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at welterweight Brian Camozzi as he makes his UFC debut against Randy Brown at UFC Fight Night 102 in Albany, New York Brian “The Mantis” Camozzi Hometown: Alameda, California Age: 25 Height: 6’2” Reach: 76.5”…

December 8th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look middleweight Gerald Meerschaert as he makes his UFC debut against Joe Gigliotti at UFC Fight Night 102 in Albany, New York Gerald “The Machine” Meerschaert Hometown: Racine, Wisconsin Age: 28 Height: 6’1” Reach: 75” Weight…

December 8th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look featherweight Shane Burgos as he makes his UFC debut against Brazilian Tiago Trator at UFC Fight Night 102 in Albany, New York Shane “Hurricane” Burgos Hometown: Bronx, New York Age: 25 Height: 5’11” Reach: 72”…

December 7th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at strawweight newcomer JJ Aldrich as she makes her UFC debut against Brazilian veteran Julianna Lima at UFC Fight Night 102 in Albany, New York. JJ Aldrich Hometown: Denver, Colorado Age: 24 Height: 5’5” Reach:…

December 3rd, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at the strawweight Jamie Moyle as she makes her UFC debut against Kailin Curran at The Ultimate 24 Finale in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jamie Moyle Hometown: Riverside, California Age: 27 Height: 5’1” Reach: 65” Weight…

December 3rd, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at The Ultimate Fighter 24 contestant Matt Schnell as he makes his UFC debut at bantamweight against Rob Font at The Ultimate 24 Finale in Las Vegas, Nevada. Matt “Danger” Schnell Hometown: Shreveport, Louisiana Age:…

November 26th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at a lightweight contest between debutant Alex Volkanovski and Yusuke Kasuya at UFC Fight Night 101 in Melbourne, Australia. Alex “The Hulk” Volkanovski Hometown: Age: 27 Height: 5’5” Reach: 64.5” Weight Class: Lightweight Camp: Freestyle…

November 25th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at the flyweight Jenel Lausa as he makes his UFC debut against TUF China alumnus Yao Zhikui at UFC Fight Night 101 in Melbourne, Australia. Jenel “The Demolition Man” Lausa Hometown: Makati, Phillipines Age: 28…

November 24th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at the Australian light heavyweight Tyson Pedro as he makes his UFC debut against American Khali Rountree at UFC Fight Night 101. Tyson Pedro Hometown: Sydney, Australia Age: 25 Height: 6’3” Reach: N/A Weight Class:…

November 19th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at the latest Dagestani fighter to make his way into the UFC as Gazhimurad Antigulov makes his UFC debut against Marcos Rogerio de Lima at Fight Night 100 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Gadzhimurad Antigulov Hometown:…

November 18th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at the opening bout of UFC Fight Night 100 as Englishman Darren Stewart takes on Brazilian Francimar Barroso. Darren “The Dentist” Stewart Hometown: East London, England Age: 25 Height: 5’10” Reach: 74” Weight Class: Light…

November 18th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at undefeated Welshman Brett Johns as he makes his UFC debut against fellow undefeated bantamweight Kwan ho Kwak at UFC Fight Night 99. Brett “The Pikey” Johns Hometown: Swansea, Wales Age: 24 Height: 5’7” Reach:…

November 18th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at former Bellator heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov making his UFC debut against American Timothy Johnson at UFC Fight Night 99. Alexander Volkov Hometown: Moscow, Russia Age: 28 Height: 6’7” Reach: 81” Weight Class: Heavyweight Camp:…

November 17th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at Welshman Jack Marshman as he takes on veteran middleweight Magnus Cedenblad at UFC Fight Night 99 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Jack “Hammer” Marshman Hometown: Arbertillery, Wales Age: 26 Height: 6’0” Reach: 72” Weight Class:…

November 17th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at Ghanian-American Abdul Razak Alhassan making his UFC debut against Irishman Charlie Ward. Abdul Razak Alhassan Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota Age: 31 Height: 5’10” Reach: 72” Weight Class: Welterweight Camp: Team Takedown Career Record: 6-0 Key…

November 16th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at English heavyweight Mark Godbeer making his UFC debut against American Justin Ledet. Mark “The Hand Of” Godbeer Hometown: Bridgwater, Somerset, England Age: 32 Height: 6’4” Reach: 75” Weight Class: Heavyweight Camp: Trojan Free Fighters…

November 5th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at undefeated Mexican lightweight Martin Bravo as he faces Peruvian Claudio Puelles in the TUF Latin America Finale at UFC Fight Night 98 in Mexico City, Mexico. Martin Bravo Hometown: Rosarito Beach, Mexico Age: 23…

November 4th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at undefeated Mexican strawweight Alexa Grasso as she debuts against veteran Heather Jo Clark at UFC Fight Night 98 in Mexico City, Mexico. Alexa Grasso Hometown: Guadalajara, Mexico Age: 23 Height: 5’5” Reach: Weight Class:…

November 3rd, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at former Bellator lightweight Marcin Held as he takes on longtime UFC veteran Diego Sanchez at UFC Fight Night 98 in Mexico City, Mexico. Marcin Held Hometown: Tychy, Poland Age: 24 Height: 5’9” Reach: 71”…

October 19th, 2016
Gabe Killian

Season 24 of The Ultimate Fighter features former UFC flyweight title challengers Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo as the head coaches for eight 125-pound fighters each. The victor of the tournament will earn a six-figure UFC contract, as well as a shot at Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and his UFC flyweight title. The show airs…

October 18th, 2016
Gabe Killian

Season 24 of The Ultimate Fighter features former UFC flyweight title challengers Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo as the head coaches for eight 125-pound fighters each. The victor of the tournament will earn a six-figure UFC contract, as well as a shot at Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and his UFC flyweight title. The show airs…

October 6th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at undefeated Englishman Marc Diakiese as he debuts against Lukasz Sajewski at UFC 204 in Manchester, England. Marc “Bonecrusher” Diakiese Hometown: Doncaster, England Age: 23 Height: 5’10” Reach: 72” Weight Class: Lightweight Camp: Atherton Submission…

October 1st, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at American Zak Ottow as he debuts against veteran Josh Burkman at UFC Fight Night 96 in Portland, Oregon. Zak “Barbarian” Ottow Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Age: 29 Height: 5’11” Reach: 73.5” Weight Class: Lightweight Camp:…